Imogen da Silva

Candidate for Terrigal

Hi, I'm Imogen da Silva,

I passionately believe in social justice, in an Australia that is fair and where the voices of the people are heard. For too long we have been governed by the two major parties who just aren’t listening to us on the environment, on corruption and on social justice. I believe it’s time to hold the major parties accountable for years of mismanagement and under funding of everything from social housing to health to education and infrastructure. As a beneficiary of free university in the UK I believe it’s everyone’s right to be able to further their education for free be it TAFE or University.

My Australian family moved to Copacabana in 2010 and when they did, I came to visit and then to live, loving the beaches, loving the lifestyle and loving the sense of community. I care passionately about the needs of our diverse community and making sure those needs are supported.

I’ve been fortunate to be able to use my qualifications in business, finance and communications to manage research centres and departments at Universities in areas as diverse as Health, Citizenship, Tropical Medicine and Environmental Science. Like many others, I’ve also spent time in the private sector and running my own business. This wide and varied experience allows me to really understand the pressures of working life for the inhabitants of the Central Coast.

If I’m elected, I’ll work with our other passionate Greens MPs to

  1. Ensure everyone has an affordable home and access to free local transport
  2. Fund world class free education from early childhood through to university and TAFE
  3. Restore democracy to local politics and push for local elections for Councillors as soon as possible
  4. Tackle climate change by transitioning to publicly owned renewable energy sources and creating new Green jobs

I intend to practice what I preach and to be a politician of the community for the community.